So, trademarks aren't always a guarantee of something that'll actually happen, let's get that clear right off the bat. On the flipside, they're one of the more solid indicators of planned or upcoming projects; that's certainly the hope with a Nintendo filing spotted in Europe.
Filed today with EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office), directly by Nintendo through a German representative company, is a trademark for Wave Race.
This is an IP that's lain dormant - outside of knowing nods in minigames such as that in Wii Sports Resort - since Wave Race: Blue Storm. It'd certainly be welcome among older fans in particular, and could arguably be a smart (if relatively low-key, in the broad scheme of things) release for the upcoming Switch. We're getting well ahead of ourselves, of course, but it's nice to dream.
Would you be excited about a new Wave Race game? Let us know in the comments.
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